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Zak Failla

Urgent News Reporter zfailla@dailyvoice.com

Zak! worked as a sports editor at the Shoshone News Press in northern Idaho and as a sports writer at the Ithaca Journal before making his way to The Daily Voice. A graduate of Ithaca College's Roy H. Park School of Communication, he is a self-proclaimed cat and juggling enthusiast. 

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  1. Oh, Brother: Rockland Man Sues Westchester Sibling For Bad Driving

    Oh, Brother: Rockland Man Sues Westchester Sibling For Bad Driving

    A Rockland County man is reportedly suing his brother, the City of Mount Vernon and former DPW Commissioner Ralph Uzzi for their roles in an alleged 2016 crash in New Jersey.According to a lawsuit filed with the Westchester County Supreme Court earlier this month, Xavier Vallejo accused his brother, Mario and Uzzi of carelessness in an alleged collision that happened more than a year ...

  2. Use Of 'Textalyzer' In NY Crash Investigations Being Studied

    Use Of 'Textalyzer' In NY Crash Investigations Being Studied

    Hudson Valley law enforcement officials may soon have access to “Textalyzer” technology, which would allow police to determine in a cellphone was used in the moments before a crash.New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo directed his Traffic Safety Committee to study the technology in an effort to possibly implement it in local municipalities. The Committee has been directed to speak with advocates ...

  3. Fund Started For Retired Westchester Police Sergeant Injured In Crash

    Fund Started For Retired Westchester Police Sergeant Injured In Crash

    BRONXVILLE, N.Y. - The Bronxville PBA has started a recovery fund for retired Police Sergeant Tony DeLeo, who was critically injured in a motorcycle accident in Florida.The PBA is now accepting donations for DeLeo’s family, which has seen medical costs and living expenses continue to accumulate as he recovers from his injury, which may see him lose his leg.DeLeo, now working as a deputy ...

  4. Alert Issued After Incident At Citibank Near Scarsdale/Eastchester Border

    Alert Issued After Incident At Citibank Near Scarsdale/Eastchester Border

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - Law enforcement agencies were told to be on the look out for a suspicious Honda following an incident at Citibank in Eastchester.Police in Scarsdale confirmed that a BOLO alert was issued by the Eastchester Police Department on Wednesday afternoon for a man in a Honda following an incident at the White Plains Road branch. Officers from Scarsdale had no contact ...

  5. Supreme Court Dismisses Iona College Lawsuit Against City Of New Rochelle

    Supreme Court Dismisses Iona College Lawsuit Against City Of New Rochelle

    NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. - The New York State Supreme Court has dismissed a lawsuit brought against the City of New Rochelle by Iona College.The Supreme Court announced on Thursday the dismissal of the lawsuit filed by Iona in February regarding the merger of property lots on Beechmont Drive and Montgomery Place.According to officials, the lawsuit challenged the city’s approval process ...

  6. Police ID Westchester Fatal Shooting Victim, 26

    Police ID Westchester Fatal Shooting Victim, 26

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - Police have identified a 26-year-old man as the victim of the fatal shooting on Warburton Avenue in Yonkers earlier this week.Officers were dispatched to the front of a Warburton Avenue building shortly after 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday night, where there were reports of multiple gunshots being fired, Sgt. Dean Politopoulos said on Wednesday morning.Upon arrival, ...

  7. Bronxville Police Detain Man Wanted For Assault In White Plains

    Bronxville Police Detain Man Wanted For Assault In White Plains

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A man wanted for assault in White Plains was busted in Bronxville after attempting to access a bank account without sufficient information.A Capital One Bank employee reported a suspicious person to police shortly before 4 p.m. on Friday, July 21 when he attempted to access the account at the Parkway Road branch. During the subsequent search for the man, ...

  8. Seven Laptops Stolen In Scam At Concordia College

    Seven Laptops Stolen In Scam At Concordia College

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - Detectives are investigating a potential stolen laptop scam that took place at Concordia College in Bronxville.The Director of Security at Concordia reported to Bronxville Police on Wednesday, July 19 that seven laptops had been delivered to the college and picked up an unknown person, who made off with the devices.Police said that the suspect provided the ...

  9. Pelham Man Fatally Stabbed In Road Rage Incident

    Pelham Man Fatally Stabbed In Road Rage Incident

    A 25-year-old man from Westchester was stabbed to death on Tuesday after flipping the bird as he drove past a crash scene in the Bronx.According to multiple reports, Pelham resident Billy Sierra was driving past a crash scene near Hollers Avenue in the Bronx at approximately 7 p.m., when he allegedly showed the middle finger, prompting an argument with some men at the scene.The men ...

  10. New Rochelle Redevelopers Propose Twin 28-Story Towers

    New Rochelle Redevelopers Propose Twin 28-Story Towers

    NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. - With progress being made at the 28-story Main Street development from RXR Realty, the development company has announced its second major project for downtown New Rochelle.As “the most ambitious downtown redevelopment in New Rochelle history continues,” officials announced the second project, which would see the construction of two 28-story properties in the “heart ...

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